Blessings of friendship

Nature gives to feed

Every moment young
Feeding in the sun
Taking in the teeth
What nature gives to feed
Holding what is lost
Helping in the soil
Treading through the past
Remembering the toil
Tenderness in memory
Music rests in fingers
Rhythm finding friendship
Blessings there to feed.

Dr T.P. Wilkinson writes, teaches History and English, directs theatre and coaches cricket between the cradles of Heine and Saramago. He is author of Unbecoming American: A War Memoir and also Church Clothes, Land, Mission and the End of Apartheid in South Africa. Read other articles by T.P..